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Government Wipes Out Geese Population In Brooklyn To Ensure Airplane Safety – The Consumerist

July 14

In what has come to be known as “Sully’s Revenge” (by me, just now), wildlife biologists herded about 400 geese from Brooklyn’s ginormous Prospect Park into cages last week, then “took them to a nearby building where they were gassed with lethal doses of carbon dioxide.”

A spokesman told the New York Times that the goal is to improve aviation and passenger safety, and the paper says the federal government has been doing this in NYC since US Airways Flight 1549 was taken down by geese in January 2009. But the difference this time is how drastic the culling seems, at lest to people who used to go to the park to stare at the geese.

via Government Wipes Out Geese Population In Brooklyn To Ensure Airplane Safety – The Consumerist.

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